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Google Earth Tour Illustrates How Our Oceans Are Acidifying

The process of ocean acidification can be a confusing one. Exactly how does the carbon dioxide in our atmosphere change the pH balance in the oceans, and what kinds of issues does it cause? Oceana has created an excellent tour via Google Earth that illustrates the process. It manages to sum up in just a couple minutes the chemistry that is changing the balance of life in our oceans right now. Oceana scientist Dr. Jeffrey Short describes the science behind, and impacts of an ocean that is acidifying.

01 Jan 2016